Contact: Kevin S, Abel, Cell: 435-592-4866
|10,000 EST Acres||0 % Contained||West of Enterprise, UT||37.64989 Latitude 113.6605 Longitude||Burning in Sage and Pinion Juniper||Caused by Lightening|
Today command of the fire transitions to Color Country Type 3 Team – Lyndsay Fonger, Incident Commander
Yesterday’s Operational Shift
- Friday saw hot dry conditions with gusty winds, low humidity, and severe ongoing drought.
- Fire crews, engines, air tankers and dozers made good progress with direct suppression tactics, building and securing fire line along the fire perimeter to safeguard Enterprise.
- Engines were staged throughout subdivisions for structure protection.
Today’s Operational Expectations
- Red flag conditions until 9 p.m. tonight with the most critical fire weather expected in the afternoons with potential wind gust.
- Today, fire crews will continue direct suppression, mopping up and securing the fire line with support from helicopters dropping water on areas of intense heat.
- The fire will likely continue to creep and isolated torching as winds increase in the afternoon.
- Community and firefighter safety are top priorities for both the Incident Management Team and the Bureau of Land Management.
Evacuations & Fire Restrictions
Evacuations for Enterprise have been listed, Stage 1 Fire Restrictions are in effect
Weather: Most of Southern Utah is experiencing Red Flag conditions, which will continue through June 19, and bring hot, dry, gusty weather that could increase fire activity. A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions are occurring now or imminent as a combination of strong winds, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures could contribute to extreme fire behavior.
100+ personnel, 4 hot shot crews, 2 hand crews, 19 engines, 1 dozer, 1 helicopter, 11 SEAT Aircraft, and 1 water tender